50,000 Nigerian girls die of abortion complication annually

50,000 Nigerian girls die of abortion complication annually

By Segun Ayobami with Premium Times

Medical expert say no fewer than 50,000 Nigerian girls die annually owing to complications arising from wrong and poorly done abortions.

The poorly done abortions happen as a result of lack of education and awareness available to girl children.

The Nigeria Medical Association Committee on Girl Child Education said young school girls who who are influenced by peer pressure.

Speaking on Wednesday during an awareness campaign organized by the Committee at Model Girls’ Secondary School, Ugwuachara, Ebonyi State, the National President of the Committee, Chidi Esike, decried the high level risk involving Nigerian girl children.

Dr. Esike called on the female students to take their studies seriously and avoid distractions that often lead them have sex before they are mature.

He said early sexual intercourse in girl children inhibit their chances of furthering their education and also expose them to various risks which includes unwanted pregnancies and death of over 50, 000 Nigerian girl children because of badly done abortions.

“The theme of this particular project is Adolescence and the Education of the Girl Child-Negotiating the Mine Field. We decided to interact with the students to create awareness of the major challenges facing them in their education through lectures and help them find best solutions that will make their education most effective,” Dr. Esike said.

The host principal of Model Girls’ Comprehensive Secondary School, Charity Chukwu, commended the NMA Committee on Girl Child Education for their prompt awareness campaign on how to safeguard the future of female children in the state and protect them from various harmful activities like female genital mutilation.

Posted from GoBroadsheet

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